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Theodore Simon

Ted, T. Bear

Theodore Simon (Ted, T. Bear) - Pelican Lake, WI - Age 70, died on Feb. 27, 2021, at his home under the care of Compassus-Ascension Hospice, his wife, Lori Regni and members of Ted’s family. Ted was born on June 24, 1950, to the late George and Marion (Cooney) Simon, Kaukauna. Ted is survived by eight brothers and sisters: Jane Simon (Kathy Moore), Nancy (Larry) Holschuh, George Simon, Betty (Paul) Wochinski, Rose (Mark) Kazik, Paul (Kelly) Simon, Mark (Amy) Simon, Donna (Kurt) Jacobson and many loved nieces and nephews. Few knew that Ted took pen to paper to express his feelings; examples follow that give insight into the unique man he was. Excerpt from Pathway to Enlightenment: Step 6 “We must be filled with RESPECT. Not only Respect for others, or their opinions, or their lives. But also Respect for everything, living or otherwise around us. Respect for the animals, the plants, the sky, the water, the earth; the wellbeing of mankind. Because, all these things were created by God, put here for our benefit.  Like it has been said before, you can’t get Respect if you don’t give it. Realize this and you will be on the Pathway to Enlightenment.” Glass Houses There are days when my humanity and compassion are put to the test. I realize I’m no better than the worst, and no worse than the best. For I catch myself talking about others out loud or under my breath, When all I need to do is look in the mirror And realize they haven’t built indestructible glass houses yet. Step by Step Step by step, day by day, I’ve heard all the old clichés About crosses to bear and stones in our pathway. Getting harder, trying to put one foot in front of the other. Still the struggle continues on, Always hoping to get back to where once we thought we belonged. We must stay strong so we can live to fight on. Because, one bright shining day, we will come home to stay, Living our next life’s long days, Basking in God’s Glory and Praise. At Ted’s request, there was no visitation. A celebration of life will take place on June 12 at his home at 2 p.m. Please RSVP by text to 715-490-5953 with yes, name and number attending. A memorial fund to support Myelofibrosis research and local charities has been established.  Condolences and/or donations can be sent to: Lori Regni, 737 County G, Pelican Lake, WI 54463 “Kudos to James Beck Cancer Center, Dr. Al-Kali of Mayo Clinic and Methodist hospital, Dr. Chris Koeppl and all my family and friends who sustained Lori and me.”